Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Day After Christmas

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had a very enjoyable day spending time with family and having a very yummy Christmas dinner. It is hard to believe that it is already over, it is a very hectic time of the year, but very enjoyable at the same time. I haven't done any scrapping for a couple of weeks but now that Christmas is behind us I hope to be able to get a few projects done. Have a great week and hope to be back before the year is over.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sassy December Reveal

Today is reveal day over at Sassy Lil' Sketches. You can now see all of the sketches at the new Sassy Lil' Sketches website and forum. I hope that you will pop over and check it out. Cherie and Katie have been very busy making a great new site for us to visit and get great inspiration.

Now for the reveal, here is the sketch:

Here is my take on this sketch using an image from our digital sponsor this month, Stamping Dragon Designs.

We also have a paper sponsor this month, Lawn Fawn, so be sure to post your creations over at Sassy Lil' Sketches blog site for a chance for one of the prizes this month.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches Design Team Call

Sassy Lil' Sketches is having their Feb-July 2011 Design Team Call, so if you are interested please head over there and check it out. This is a great sketch site with lots of new and exciting things happening. They have just opened a new forum, so if you haven't already been over to check it out head on over.

Guest Designer at Unscripted

I was asked to be the Guest Designer over at Unscripted this week. They always have great sketches that are perfect for cards and layouts. I hope that you will go by and check them out if you haven't already. Here is their sketch for this week:

And this is my take on it:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that everyone that is out traveling today to be with family and friends will have very safe travels and a very enjoyable day! I am looking forward to spending the day with my family here at home and will be thinking about all of my family that won't be with us today. I will also be thinking about all of our family members that are no longer with us but I am thankful for all of the time that we did have them with us. Wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches November Reveal

Here is the sketch for this month's card challenge over at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

And here is my take on the sketch:

My card was made using Echo Park Life is Good line, MME fine and dandy layered sticker, ribbon from stash and digital image from Sassy Studio Designs, colored in with my copic markers and stickles.

Once again we have two sponsors at Sassy Lil' Sketches. Our paper sponsor is:

And our digital sponsor is:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hippity Hop Blog Hop

Sassy Lil' Sketches is involved in the Hippity Hop Blog Hop starting today November 12th and going through November 14th. The hops starts at Sassy Lil' Sketches! You'll need to visit each of the blogs to complete your layout! You will get an element at each of the 5 blogs. Using the elements create a layout or card and post it to all 5 blogs for a chance to win up to 5 times. The five blogs in the Hop are: Sassy Lil' Sketches, Scrap Fit, Crop Suey, Scrap Tiffany, and Cuttlebug Spot.

Here is the layout that I did for the Hop. I hope that you will join in and have a chance to win.

My layout is created with the Fancy Pants It's Your Day collection. I also used Teresa Collins Celebrate Stamp set to make my banner, bazzill card stock and Just the Edge. I embossed my Just the edge pieces with my cuttlebug embossing folder, inked the edges of everything with my Chestnut Roan cats eye and added the felt flowers from our sponsor at Sassy Lil' Sketches, Wendy Hammer Designs.

I will have a drawing at the end of the hop for an RAK. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog and become a follower (if you are not already). Thanks for looking and I hope you have fun on the Hop. Now head on over to Sassy Lil' Sketches so you can get started on your layout.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Drawing for a Gypsy

Lisa Falduto is giving away another Gypsy when the comments on her post reaches 400. Go check it out, spread the word and have a chance at a free Gypsy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Sassy Lil' Sketches Card Crazy Card

Here is another card that I made this past week using the Card Crazy Sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches. It was for one of the girls at work and she really liked it.

For this card I used Pink Paisley PP, Bazzill CS, MM rubon, butterfly from stash, SU border punch.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Couple of Layouts from the Retreat

Here are a couple pages I did this weekend with the pictures from the 4th of July. We were sitting out in the front yard. Kristi came by and Andy decided to have a few friends over and play some beer pong. We barbequed hamburgers and they all enjoyed the food and the beer.

It was fun doing these pages. I used a CTMH paper paper pack and cut out the title and fireworks with my Cricut and then glued the bling onto the fireworks.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches 10/14 Reveal

I can't believe that it is that time of the month again. Here is the October 14th Card Sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches

This is my take on the sketch:

My card is made from Crate Paper PP, MM brads, Ippity stamp, bling and flowers from stash.

We have two great sponsors again this month. Our paper sponsor* is:

Our digital sponsor is:

Be sure to check out Sassy's generous sponsors!

To be eligible for the October prizes your layout/card needs to be uploaded at Sassy Lil' Sketches via Mr. Linky below by November 5th at 11:59 PM EST.

*The paper prize is open to US residents only. The digital prize is open to all US & International residents.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gypsy Giveaway

Check this out! How would you like to be the proud owner of one of these? Pinky is giving away two of these on her blog. All you need to do is follow her blog and leave a comment. Give it a try, she is giving away two.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches Card Crazy Week Two

Cherie has created another great sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches for Card Crazy Week Two. Every Monday in the month of October they are posting a new sketch and you can have a chance to win a Mini kit from CupCards {To Go} by submitting your entry by October 31st.

Here is the sketch:

And my take on it. This card is made from the BoBunny Whoo-ligans collection.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

WOW What a Weekend

I have been gone all weekend for a 3-day crop with Sisterhood of Scrapbooking. I got there at noon on Friday and scrapped until 2:00 Friday night. We then got up and started going about 7:30 Saturday morning. Unfortunately I had to leave in the middle of the day for a few hours to go to a Memorial service. But got back to scrapping about 3:30 and with a break for dinner, scrapped until 4:00 am. Back up and moving about 8:30 this morning and scrapped, cleaned up, packed and visited until 3:00 this afternoon. Needless to say I am very tired right now but I do want to share a card with you that I made last night. This is from a sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches for their Card Crazy contest that they are having all month. They will be posting a new sketch each Monday and you have until October 31st to post your entries for a chance at the prize from CupCards {To Go}. Be sure to head over to Sassy Lil' Sketches to check it out.

Here is my card for Week 1 Sketch:

This card is made with Echo Park Printed Paper, Kaisercraft Rubon and ribbon from my stash.

I will try to come back later this week with some other items that I did this weekend.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Catch Up Time...

Well, it seems like it has been a while since I was on here and a lot has been going on. Here is the card that I made for Sarah for her birthday and didn't get back to post it.

This card was made with Bazzil CS, Echo Park PP, Ric Rac from my stash, MFT banner die cut and fonts from my Cricut.

Here is a little catch up on what has been going on...

I have been spending time on the weekends going to Sarah's soccer games.

Michelle and her family came to Southern California to go to Disneyland and we were able to meet up with them and have dinner at Red Robin

And of course we had to take a cousins picture with Kristi, Michelle and Andy with a bonus of Lincoln.

Last weekend we had a birthday party for Kristi to celebrate her 30th birthday...

Her birthday was actually on Wednesday and to celebrate it a group of us (Debbie (me), Becky, Robyn, Joyce, Erin, Jennifer, Andy, and of course Kristi) went to see The Price is Right. Here is the picture we had taken.

We had a great time but were exhausted at the end of the day. Kristi, Erin, Jennifer and Andy went up Tuesday night and got in line at 11:30 (2nd in line) and then Becky, Joyce, Robyn and I went up at 4 am and joined them. We were in the different areas of the studio from 8 am until we left there at 6 pm. So needless to say that by the time we got home at about 8:30 we were all pretty tired. I almost forgot to mention that we saw two tapings. The first show will air November 4th and you should see a lot of us since we were sitting in the front row. The second show will air December 6th and it had a guest star and you might just see more of us, or at least one of us...

Thanks for stopping by and I will try not to stay away so long next time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches - September Reveal

We have another great sketch this month from Cherie at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

and here is my take on it:

My card is made from Echo Park Life is Good, Bazzill CS, Scrap Mart exclusive spellbinder die and krinkled ribbon. This card will be used for one of my many September birthdays this month.

We have two more generous sponsors for September.

Our paper prize is a Cricut cartridge from Memory Miser.

Our digital sponsor is a $10 gift certificate to Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Please be sure to check out both of our awesome sponsors!

I hope that you will come and play along, be sure to head over to Sassy Lil' Sketches to check out all the details on how you can win this month.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Birthday Time and Unscripted 71

Well our birthday month has started... Yesterday was my DS, Andy's 26th birthday. It is hard to believe that my baby is 26. We are going to a friend's house for dinner tonight to start the celebration and then continue on tomorrow with a family BBQ. We will also be celebrating my mom's 89th birthday which is the 7th along with Sarah who will be 11 on the 7th. Here is the card that I made for my mom using the sketch this week from Unscripted. This was their sketch this week...

And this is my card...

The supplies that I used were: Recollections CS, MME Garden Party PP, MS Border punches, Spellbinders label, Cuttlebug embossing folder and American Crafts Rub-on.

Thanks for looking and I will hopefully be back to post a few more cards tonight or tomorrow...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #70

Okay, so last night I needed to make a birthday card for one of the girls at work. Her birthday is Saturday so I need the card for today, nothing like waiting until the last minute. So I decided to use the sketch from Unscripted. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card...

The supplies that I used for this card were: My Minds Eyes Home Glitter, Basic Grey PP, Bazzill CS, MS Deco Fan border punch, Kaiser Rhinestones, Copic Pen to color center rhinestone, Ribbon from stash, Stamp (unknown manufacturer), Marvy scalloped punches, Color Box Chalk - Chestnut Roan, Memento - Rich Cocoa, my ATG gun and Helmar Gemstone Glue.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 30, 2010

And the winner is...

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog during the Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog Hop! I hope that you will stop back by on a regular basis and check out what is going on. I used Random.Org to find the winner of my handmade crocheted flowers.

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 52
Result: 42
Powered by RANDOM.ORG

And the winner is...

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...
Great choice of colors on the card.

I will get the flowers off to you in the next couple of days. Thanks again for stopping in.

Stay tuned for the announcement of which blogs are holding the hidden treasures and the winners of the Blog Hop prizes.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sassy Lil’ Sketches “Hidden” Treasures Blog Hop

We are having a Blog Hop…Sassy Lil’ Sketches style! We want you to get to know our new Sassies. There are some pretty fabulous prizes to win, too!

The "Hidden" Treasure Blog Hop starts at Sassy Lil’ Sketches where there are two of our sassy sketches and rules for the blog hop. After visiting Sassy Lil' Sketches you can choose which Sassy you would like to visit next. We recommend visiting every Sassy because we have "hidden" treasure at four of our Sassies' blogs.

Here is the card that I made from one of the sketches.

I hope that you enjoy the hop and will visit all of the Sassies' blogs. You have until August 30th, 9 PM. EST to participate and leave a comment on the blogs for a chance to win. We don't know where the hidden treasures lie, so be sure to check us all out and leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win some of my hand crocheted flowers.

The Sassies:
Brenda B.
Brenda R.
Isabelle (Zabou)
Jessica Bree

Our awesome, amazing, and completely generous sponsors for Sassy Lil’ Sketches “Hidden” Treasure Blog Hop:
Thoughts 2 Paper
Scrappy Jo
Crop Stop
Apron Strings
Crop Chocolate

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches - August 7 Sketch

Here is the sketch that they had up at Sassy Lil' Sketches for August 7th...

and my take on the sketch.

This was a fun sketch to work with. Head over to Sassy Lil' Sketches and check out all of their sketches so far this month. They have two great sponsors this month, ScrapFreak and The Cutting Cafe.

Also, we have a Blog Hop that will be starting tomorrow so head back over tomorrow to check it out.

Summer Card Swap at Scrappin Coast 2 Coast

We had a summer card swap over at Scrappin Coast 2 Coast and this is the card that I made. The theme for this was "Summery Cards".

Materials used: Bazzill CS, Echo Park Summertime PP, Ippity Stamp Set, Michaels Felt ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch.

There eight other people who joined in on the swap and they were all really cute cards. Head on over to SC2C and check them out.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches Reveal Day

Today is my first reveal day over at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch using the cupcake image from The Cutting Cafe, our digital sponsor this month. I never thought I would use anything digital, but it has opened a new door for me and you will probably be seeing more digital images on my cards in the future.

I hope that you will join us and show us your take on the sketch. We have two great sponsors this month. Scrap Freak is our paper sponsor and The Cutting Cafe is our digital sponsor. Each entry this month will get their name in the drawing for a prize from one of the sponsors. So head on over to Sassy Lil' Sketches and give it a try.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Faux Stitching

This is a layout that I did for a challenge over at Scrappin Coast 2 Coast. The challenge is to do faux stitching somewhere on your layout or card. I cut a journal box with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Die and did faux stitching around it. I have to say that it is so much easier than trying to do it on the sewing machine.

The products that I used on this layout were: K&Co Lemon Drop PP, CM CS, and MS Punch

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Retirement Card #2

This is the second card that I made for Becky which I sent her myself. I loved the way this card turned out.

This card was made from Bazzill CS, AC Botanique PP, Ippity stamp - The Simple Things, Memento Ink, Crocheted flower (crocheted by me), Button from stash, Spellbinders, Fiskars punch, Best Creations 3D foam.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Today is the first day of my cousin Becky's retirement. This is a card that I made for my mom to send to her. I'm sure that she is enjoying it today, but it probably hasn't really sunk in.

This card was made from the Echo Park - Life is Good Line. I also used the Now & Always stamp set from Ippity, and a SOLO stamp, Memento ink, MS punch, Ribbon from Fabric Barn and Best Creations 3D foam. It was a fun card to make and I like the way it turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Goodbye Scrappin In The Hills

It was so sad to say goodbye at my LSS tonight. They are closing their doors for the last time tonight. I spent last night and today at a crop at their store and it was very difficult. I had a few bumps in the road to limit my time there and a real lack of mojo. I did manage to finish two cards I needed to make and will share them this week when I get a picture taken. My mom and I both are sending them to my cousin who is retiring this week, so I was glad to get those done. I'm not sure when I will be going back out to scrap, but hope to get going here at home again.

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

ScrapFit's WO #24 "Freestyle Relay"

These are two pages I did this weekend for the WO #24 over at ScrapFit. The challenge was to lift a layout by one of the designers but change something. I chose Laura Jean's Things are better in 2's. She actually did 2 6x12 layouts so when they are put together it looks like one.

These are her layouts:

These are mine:

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's been a while...

Wow, I have been bad about getting on here to post. Let's catch up a little. We had a wonderful time at the Sugarland concert, they were even better than they were at stateline. Barry did a great job of picking out our tickets and he packed a nice picnic dinner for us to eat in the parking lot once we got up there. We stayed at a Days Inn in Hollywood so we didn't have to drive far after the concert. Barry read that we couldn't take cameras in so all I had was my little pocket camera so I didn't get too good of pictures. This is a picture of the stage from our seats.

We took our time about getting up the next morning and then took a scenic drive through Hollywood and went to Patrick's Roadhouse on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica to have brunch. Barry had seen it on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and wanted to go check it out. It was really fun to check it out and the food was great.

On Sunday the 11th Donna (my sister), Lauren and Emily (my nieces) all came to visit from Colorado. They were here for a week so I was off work spending time with them all week. We spent that Monday at the hospital while my mom had a procedure done and then spent the rest of the week at her house playing games and visiting.

Then I had to go back to work for four days. I was off last Friday and took mom to a couple of her doctor appointments and out to lunch with Andy. After we had lunch I took her home and then headed to the Holiday Inn in Fullerton for the Sisterhood of Scrapping Retreat. I had a great time and met a lot of new people and got a little bit of scrapping done. I didn't get as much as I would have liked to, but I did complete 10 pages and a couple of cards. I will try to get pictures this week of some of the layouts and share them with you. The cards are for my Sassy Lil Sketches DT work, so you have to wait for the reveal days to see those, but hopefully I will have time to get a few more cards made this week and I will share those.

So, I guess that catches you up on what I have been up to and I will try not to wait so long to catch up.

BTW, here is the card that I made at the Copic's class that I took the first part of the month.